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president obama in the lead. mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the president is now in one of those states nevada as he prepared for the first debate. susan has more on the debate preps. >> reporter: more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win this election again. >> reporter: it was the last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's been practicing since june. paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> but apparently not everyone got the memo. >> for thursday morning you are all going to be scratching your heads and saying wow we have a barn burner. >> wednesday's debate will center on domestic issues including the economy. romney is focused on foreign policy and slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. romney said the presid
immigration law. >>> now to decision 2012. this morning, debate prep for president obama and mitt romney who are getting ready for the first faceoff on wednesday. trac tracie potts has a look. >> reporter: the president is preparing to face mitt romney in denver on wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but, what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. romney will be prepared and disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> president obama will be f formidable. i would not under estimate. >> reporter: john kerry playing romney in the weekend rehearsal. looking to press the president on libya and syria. romney calls the foreign policy dangerous. romney's debate plan is clearly and concisely explains how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand and if they do, i'll get elected. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan is preparing for his debate a week away. >>
debates between mitt romney and president obama. tara mergener tells us both campaigns are now dialing down expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney get their first chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate at the university of denver will focus on domestic policy. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the match up. he tried to lower expectations at a rally on sunday. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger and tut with most points on the board. governor romney is a good day bator. i am just. >> reporter: the president is staying in nevada to prepare for the debate and romney is heading to colorado today. new jersey chris christie said romney is capable of a good debate. >> this whole race will turn upsetdown come thursday morning. >> i don't think one event will make or break there campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the
of fund-raising in california, mitt romney is now taking his campaign back to the bat ground states. we will show you what issues they are focusing on now. >>> happening right now, firefighters in southern california are rushing to contain this brushfire near the mexico border. the fire started this afternoon 65 miles east of san diego. within hours the flames spread to 1,000 acres. that's a mile and a half square. those who live nearby are under evacuation orders tonight. so far, no up with has been injured an the cause of the fire surnd investigation. >>> in the race for the white house, mitt romney answered the question today on whether his campaign is off course. that while republican supporters are demanding more from their candidate. here's nbc's peter alexander. >> reporter: looking to bounce back from a rough couple of weeks, the romney campaign is defiantly optimistic, but aware of the urgency to avoid distractions and effectively deliver its economic message. >> getting america back to work again. having people have dignity of a job with good pay. i will fight like the dickens
in the lead now. shows mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the president is now in one of those states right now as he prepares for the first debate. two men will face off in denver on wednesday night. president obama holding a rally in las vegas last night speaking to 11,000 people there. and senator john kerry is playing the poll. and rob port man is acting as romney. >> both are excellent in their own way. you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job. the president has been president and not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing, trafficking. >> we'll see how it goes. debate is on wednesday. focus on domestic policy. romney is speaking about foreign matters. he says today that the president has shown weakness. >> the supreme court is set to tackle big cases today. the court will take on issues relating to same sex marriage and privacy issues. 6 of the 9 justices. it's the traditional mass held the day before the start of a new session. time now is 6:10. from the
is on the campus. >>> in the race for the white house mitt romney and president barack obama are headed to the same state. coming up, the new television ads from the obama campaign which include the secretly recorded video of mitt romney. >>> you tube refused to remove videos. they could jailed for up to a law. they ban insults during an election campaign. google plans to appeal. >>> rebels are attacking a military building in damascus. there are more than 300 people who died yesterday and it was the bloodiest day in this month long crisis. they estimate 700,000 refugees may flee syria by the end of this year. >>> back here in the u.s. football fans are happy. the nfl strike is over. the regular refs have reached an eight year deal which includes a retirement plan. the regular refs will be back tonight. the nfl caught a lot of heat after the refs blew that touchdown call at the end of monday night's game between the seahawks and green bay packers. regular revs will be -- regular refs are back starting tonight. >> no pressure, sal, how is the commute? >>> we still have more slow traffic building at
off. tara mergener has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president beam and mitt romney get a chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate will focus on the policy. >> with a -- what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discsion aut what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the matchup. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger, who will put the mopoints on board. governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just reporter: the presiden . aying in nevada to prepare weekend and is heading to mpairadotoday. ca watchs say all thre chalrtunity forepuicr the n er to hava me- changing moment. new jers governor chris christieto cbs's bob schieffer romney is pable of that. >> the whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> reporter: but romney's running mate paul ryan downplayed the debate. >> i don't think one event will make or break the campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the polls in mo
. >> it's considered a must win state for mitt romney but it's now out of reach or is it. we'll have the latest from the campaign trail. plus -- >> coming up i'll show you how parents are fighting back after seeing an increase of prostitutes outside this san jose elementary school. >> prostitutes near the playground. parents say it's happening near washington elementary school in san jose. >> not just at night but actually during school hours. marianne favro joins us with a look at the problem and what parents are doing. they have to be outraged. >> reporter: they certainly are. they say it's been going on for months. more than 100 parents plan to walk this neighborhood tomorrow night to raise awareness about the prostitution problem here. they say that hookers are doing business right in front of this school. school's out at washington elementary in san jose. parents are on edge worried what their kids will see on the way home. too often they see prostitutes. >> they happen in the day, in the night, all the time. you can see ladies walking in the street. >> alicia grew up in this ne
. >> decision 2012 selling voters today tres obama over romney for health care. voters in 12 battleground states say oba will better face the challenges addressing health care. obama jose 5143 edge over romney on this issue. present obama as well as from the took shots at each other this weekend. romney was at a fund-raiser in l.a. and now the president said something unusual this week. he said that he can't fix washington from the inside it can only be done on the outside. were going to give them a chance on november 6th to do that. romney went to details of the emergency landing of his wives plane. she landed safely in colorado she was not injured. >> i appreciate the fact is she is on the ground safe and sound. i don't think she knows just how worried some of us were. when you have a fire and an aircraft, there is no place to go exactly. you cannot find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get inside the aircraft because the windows don't open. that's a real problem. she was choking and rubbing her eyes. fortunately there is enough oxygen for the pilot and co-pilot to make a safe landing i
si, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney found himself a few kind words today from former president bill clinton. romney appeared at clinton global initiative conference in new york. praised romney for his efforts to persuade other republicans to support the program. romney joked a few words can go a long way democratic national convention. >>> in election 2012 news tonight where members register, that is the message going out across the nation today. voter national voter registration day in barbara lee took part in a registration drive. also spoke autoagainst some voter id laws. police said hiring a photoid could mean as many as five people in 34 states from voting. >>> u v berkeley organization online voter registration. this is the first from california can use the internet. organizers say that's easier for them to convince people to get on board. that deadline to register is coming up october 22nd. >>> financial thousands of protest the streets today. demonstrators calling for fresh frash police outside building in madrid. protesters are upset a
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candidate mitt romney held campaign appearances today in ohio. >> the president spoke to cheering students at bowling green university. president obama said mitt romney and republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan are big believers in top down economics. >> they think that if we spend another $5 trillion on tax cuts that favor the wealthiest that -- don't boo. vote. vote. >> today staffers confirmed reports that starting sunday the president will spend three days in nevada. >> mitt romney at a rally, he said the u.s. has far too many government training programs. >> $18 billion on these programs but too often they don't match the needs of the people. i want to take those dollars and send them back to the states so they can fashion the programs to meet the needs of their own workers. >> mitt romney told workers that president obama's policies have failed to produce new jobs and it is time to get a new coach. here toured that plant also. new numbers show mitt romney faces a uphill battle in several states. the poll found president obama has a wide lead over mitt romney in ohio, flori
. time is 5:12. mitt romney is accusing president obama of not coming clean with the details of the deadly attack in libya. >> i think they want to do their very best to keep the people of america from understanding exactly what happened. >> romney's running mate paul ryan also questioned whether white house officials are on the same page. the administration has called the libya violence a terrorist attack but yesterday president obama used different terms to describe what happened. >> we are still doing an investigation. there is no doubt that the kind of weapons that were used, the ongoing assault that it wasn't just a mob action. >> a white house security advisor denies allegations of a coverup and says they are investigating exactly what happened to insure the safety of diplomats. >>> time now 5:12. many world leaders say they will wac out of the u.n. general assembly today as iran's president takes the stage. alison burns. >> reporter: macmoodahmadinejad seems to be -- he is calling for a new order to replace what he calls the era of bullying by the u.s.. iran has become
presidential debate, why new poll numbers this morning shows mitt romney has a lot of catching up to do. >>> plus, the important deadline the u.s. postal service could not deliver on. why the future is looking murkier this morning. >>> milestone for digital disc that [ taste buds ] donuts, donuts, donuts! who are these guys? oh, that's just my buds. bacon, donuts. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] waffles. how about we try this new kind of fiber one cereal? you think you're going to slip some fiber by us? rookie. okay. ♪ nutty clusters and almonds, ♪ ♪ almonds. ♪ fiber one is gonna make you smile. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new fiber one nutty clusters and almonds. with 43% daily value of fiber for you. crunchy nutty clusters and real almond slices for your taste buds. >>> time for our california forecast heat building up from with beaches in the 70s, 80s, 90s bay, 90s 100s inland more 100s through the central valley doppler is dry across the state. 100 in l.a. today, 86 san diego, 108 palm springs, tahoe 81°. big sur 87 today, not only are the beaches around here going t
the '90s by noontime. it will be another hot day for tomorrow. > >> both president obama and mitt romney have been held down to very intense practice settings. >> minutes from the spent about eight days practicing. >> president obama spent a lot of time practicing. >> governor mitt romney is a great debater. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. >> wednesday night is the restart of romney's campaign analysts say that romney will have to come across as likable. o obamas team is making sure that he is not long winded and preaching. one politician stated that we should not hope for much from the bulk of them. he stated that there was not one time where any thing grab anyone's attention. president oldobama received a recommendation. >> i am sure the president is not so happy about hearing about the endorsement. let's start with the importance for both candidates. >> let's talk about the pressure that is all both of them. the pressure on mitt romney best a lot. he has to give back on track and he has 90 minutes on wednesday to reverse that trend. the president has been playing good def
for the white house president obama and mitt romney back on a prime-time television production and appeared on cbs's 60 minutes last night. romney responded to criticism that he's been too vague about his plans for the country. >>> if you want to work together with people across the aisle you let your principles and policies and you worked with together with them. you do not hand them a complete document in st. here take this lead. >>> as for economic plan is the president has revealed that this simply won't work. >>> he seems only have one of and that the tax cuts for the wealthy and rolling back regulations as a respite for. >>> the controversy over mommy's taxes are the target of a campaign ad. >>> instead of attacking others aren't others romney should come clean on his. >>> as like that destroyed his positions and a big reason he's trailing in polls. the 2012 presidential election is still weeks away with some pundits are already speculating on who will run in 2016. secretary of state a recount and has not ruled out a hunt and her husband is making it clear he would support her she is
the president and mitt romney agree on -- education reform. the details of their plans coming up next. >>> and a little riot with big consequences. the video just surfacing now of a fight at the apple product factory in china. >>> and did you hear what happened during monday night football? why it's more than just wins and money on the line here. we'll tell you about it. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. fog already building back at the coastline right now. and temperatures close to the 50s in san francisco. and plenty of heat in livermore with 85 degrees. if you're headed out to the giants game for tonight, do expect the fog and mid-50s. we're back with the seven-day forecast in minutes. >>> even if you're not a football fan, you might have heard what happened last night. the seemingly botched call on the final play of the game between the seattle seahawks and green bay packers. it clearly appears the packers intercepted the ball and won the game. however, the replacement referees ruled otherwise, saying the seahawks player had control of th
undecided. >>> mitt romney campaigned in colorado today where he krit sides president obama over an interview on last night's 60 minutes program. in the interview the president suggest it had violence anti marriage program overseas represented bumps in the road. >> these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. these are developments. this is time for a president who will shake events in the middle east not just be merciful or be in mercy of the events in the middle east. >> the obama campaign issued a statement shortly after romney's comments saying romney purposely misinterpreted the president's words and politicized an international crisis to help the campaign. >> the president is also being criticized. tomorrow's meeting of the united nation's general assembly but interview on the view today meeting with other heads of state. white house the president's schedule saying he also speaks to world leaders by phone and still have formal opportunities to connect in new york. >>> more than 200 workers rallied on the steps of the capitol building today urging governor brown t
:36. mitt romney making his pitch to voters in the battleground state of ohio trying to boost his poll numbers. >> he said he can't change washington from the inside. only from the outside. well we're going to give him that chance to be on the outside on november 6th. >> mitt romney was referring to comments made by president obama at a forum last week. after this mornings rally, mitt romney heads to a round table discussion with business lead everiers -- leaders near cleveland. >>> president obama also campaigning in ohio. he will be courting young voters. new poll shows president obama is getting the upper hand on mitt romney in ohio and florida. in ohio president obama leads romney 53% to 43%. latest new york times poll. in florida 53% of like lie voters say they favor president obama. 44% favor mitt romney. >>> some sad breaking news now. music legend andy williams has died. the singer earned numerous gold and platinum levels. williams suffered from bladder cancer. he died in branson, missouri where he owned the moon river theater. he was 84. >> he was a fascinating man to listen t
. the first debate between >> the first debate between barack obama special mitt romney is just four days away. while they are preparing for the showed own in denver on monday, their runningmates are in the battleground states. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney were out in the public eye today, as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. so the campaign trail duties fell to their runningmates. vice-president biden stumped in florida for a second consecutive day. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reins got turned over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in 8 years. >> reporter: with his path to the white house shrinking, florida's looking like a must-win for romney. but today, his runningmate, ckman paul ryan, focused on new hampshire, with four electoral votes. but ryan said that could be a difference in the race that will come to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. [cheering] >> reporter: the cam
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:15. republican presidential candidate, mitt romney claims president obama has not come clean with details about that deadly u.s. embassy attack in libya. >> i think they want to do their very best from keeping the people in america from understanding exactly what happened. >> now, paul ryan also questioned whether the white house officials are on the same page. the administration has called the libya violence a terrorist attack but yesterday president obama used different terms to describe what happened. >> we're still doing an investigation. there's no doubt that the kind of weapons that were used that -- the ongoing assault, that it wasn't just a mob action. >> now, a white house security adviser is denouncing a coverup and are investigating exactly what happened to make sure diplomats are safe. >>> israel is not happy that iran's president is speaking to the u.n. general assembly on one of israel's most holiest days, yom kippur. some say they will walk out during mahmoud ahmadinejad's speech. alison burns is live from washington, d.c. with how the president is responding to new threats from
violence. >> mitt romney has tried to cast president obama as a weak leader in terms of the global situation. too quick to apologize for american values. >>> what crews uncovered under san francisco's city hall after the '06 earthquake. and what they'll do next. >>> a bay area doctor is sounding the alarm on what she calls a concussion crisis for young athletes. >>> cars without drivers? a google idea gets the green light on california highways. >>> plus, the added features some are speculating on. >>> and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center, 64 right now in san jose. and for our wednesday forecast, temperatures are expected to go up into the mid-70s near san jose. we'll talk about who will hit 90 degrees comingp in a few minutes. >>> so you're in the car but you're not driving the car. google is driving. the driverless car got the green light from governor brown. the future is apparently now. scott bud man takes us for a test drive. no hands required as google founder sergei brynn and california governor jerry brown arrived in a car that drives itself
to this hockey lockout. >>> it wasn't president obama and it wasn't mitt romney. but a presidential candidate did pack the house in oakland tonight. >> government's not supposed to be run like a business. >> yes, that is roseanne barr and she's laying out her platform to the people at oaksterdam. we asked her, is she serious? >>> also, cell phone video shows the midair meltdown that landed a model in jail. find out why passengers had their hands full for more than three hours. >>> these pictures are proof water once flowed on the red planet. we will tell you why. >>> we may have a little bit of water on that seven-day forecast. we'll be tracking our next chance of showers. right now it's all about the warmup inland temperatures on friday in the mid-90s, that's going to produce some poor air quality for this weekend. i'll let you know when we could hit 100 degrees coming up in a few. >>> new at 11:00 tonight from comedian to leader of the free world? a woman known for making people laugh is hoping you'll send her to the white house. roseanne barr is running for president, and pot is part of her pl
in the polls. new tv ads he's releasing today and why mitt romney says he's not worried. >>> america's cup world series returns to the bay area why it may draw bigger crowds this time. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ >> one man's unique fascination with the iphone turns into a youtube sensation. the siri duet, coming up. have you heard of the new dialing procedure for the 408 and 669 area codes? no, what is it? starting october 20, 2012, if you have a 408 or 669 number, you'll need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number for all calls. o.k., but what if i have an 408 number and i'm calling a 408 number? you'll still need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number. so when in doubt, dial it out! >>> welcome back. temperatures are on the rebond mid to upper 60s coast into san francisco 70s around the bay, 80s even 90s inland. 90s east bay valleys. the entire state is dry and has been for the last three hours that's how long that loop is, 90s throughout the central valley, 101 palm springs, 75 san diego, 80 los angeles. tomorrow in tahoe a chance of isolated thunderstorm, 76 near 80 well ab
and the republican challenger mitt romney is just four days from now. karen travers reports what they are both doing for the showdown. >> they were out of the public eye as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. there will be campaign duties to their running mate. biden stumped in florida for a second consecutive day. he slammed the bush administration for the budget deficit. >> they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida you is looking like a must win scenario for romney. but today paul ryan focused on new hampshire. the granite state has four electoral votes, but ryan said that could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts to a different stage with wednesday night's high stakes showdown between president obama and romney. >> if you take a look at the history of debates, it is not about policy specifics. it is not really about facts. every change that happened in
. >>> the first debate between president obama and the republican challenger mitt romney is just four days from now. karen travers reports what they are both doing for the showdown. >> they were out of the public eye as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. there will be campaign duties to their running mate. biden stumped in florida for a second consecutive day. he slammed the bush administration for the budget deficit. >> they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida you is looking like a must win scenario for romney. but today paul ryan focused on new hampshire. the granite state has four electoral votes, but ryan said that could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts to a different stage with wednesday night's high stakes showdown between president obama and romney. >> if you take a look at the history of debates, it is not about policy specifics. it is n
ask you to keep on believing in me. >> both the president and mitt romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisors to prepare for wednesday's high stakes showdown in november. aids to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to come compliment their opponent and downplay expectations. kris chris -- chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first time america can see these guys side by side laying out their visions unfiltered. it will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> they are preparing for mitt romney to come armed. >> they have been practicing the zingers for months. i'm sure they will have a bunch of lines. that's not what the american people are looking for. >> matt doud says at this point they are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have changed people's minds have been about physical characteristics and man riches, and not about the substance of the policy answers. >> they need challenges. it will avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. and romney must come across relatabl
romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisors to prepare for wednesday's high stakes showdown in november. aids to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to come compliment their opponent and downplay expectations. kris chris -- chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first time america can see these guys side by side laying out their visions unfiltered. it will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> they are preparing for mitt romney to come armed. >> they have been practicing the zingers for months. i'm sure they will have a bunch of lines. that's not what the american people are looking for. >> matt doud says at this point they are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have changed people's minds have been about physical characteristics and man riches, and not about the substance of the policy answers. >> they need challenges. it will avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. and romney must come across relatable and really connect with voters. abc news, washington. >>> arnol
has no comment about this. >>> president obama seems to be widening his lead over mitt romney nationwide. but alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with the one group that seems to be rallying behind the republican nominee. >> reporter: tori, mitt romney will campaign in northern virginia. here he is meeting with veterans. the poll shows romney with a double-digit lead over president obama. he and paul ryan have stepped up their call against looming defense cuts. >> we believe in peace through strength. we believe that when america's military is strong, america is safer. >> reporter: now, the obama campaign reports to other polls that show the president has consistently had strong support and since many vets are part of the 47% of americans that romney is criticized for not paying income taxes. >> i don't believe we can get any far with leaders who write off half of the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsible for their life -- responsibility for their lives. >> back to you. >>> another presidential candidate will be campaigning tonight. roseanne b
, mott is gonna be standing on the -- mitt romney is gonna be standing on the same side of the stage as president obama. the entire race of this presidency is gonna be changing. >> he's a good debater, mitt romney. >> let's go to jamie dupree via skype what. is being said -- skype. what is being said? >> reporter: well, usually, my guy is gonna be -- he's the champ and has been. mitt romney has had a lot more speniance in the last year or so -- experience in the last year or so. think about all of those debates for the gop nomination. romney always seemed to come ready to those debates with one or two-liner zingers. obvious you will, when there's only -- obviously when there's only two people here it will be only mitt romney and president obama. i would say one thing when it comes to expectations, we always talk up these debates and then they seem to be a borging -- boring muddle. i don't remember any good lines from considerry or mccain -- kerry or -- from kerry and mccain. >> this is divided up into six different sections, correct? >> yes. >> this first debate is all on domestic i
romney are pitching to college students and working-class voters in ohio today less than a week before early voting kicks off in the critical midwestern states. >> from the plant's three stops in major papaw's in areas as well as president obama. losing in ohio would dramatically narrow promise path to that 270 number that he needs for electorial college votes to win. >> americans may not be that crazy about president obamas health care law but they do not see is going away anytime soon. americans think the overall will go fully with some changes rairanging--the big expansion for the uninsured does not come to 2014. >> we have much more straight ahead when we come back. >> we are back some world news president mahmoud ahmadinejad is set to address a general assembly today. he accused the united states of bullying and dominating. as the president takes the stage he may not have much of an audience as many world leaders are expected to walk out in protest when he takes the podium. mary ann hopkins has the report. >> this will likely be mount mauna that the jobs last year in a speech. pre
talks about winding down the war. mitt romney didn't even mention it in his convention speech. why does this not seem to be a major interest in a campaign? >> the stakes are so high, lester, as you know being on the ground there. i think there's a couple of reasons. from the republican point of view, they want distance from the bush presidency, particularly the bush foreign policy of engagement in war in afghanistan and iraq. from the president's point of view, he wanted to narrow the focus, talk about al qaeda, defeat al qaeda. the crowning achievement killing osama bin laden. the nation building work in afghanistan is frankly something that became too difficult, too entrenched for the american people to keep up with. we are there longer than the soviets were there. i think there's a recognition that job was simply too difficult, the notion that we were going to turn around the government, really be able to rebuild the country. there is a phrase that general petraeus used, was iraq good enough and now is iraq good enough, safe enough, stable enough so u.s. forces can come home? >> when
nominee mitt romney are campaigning today but their running mates are taking to the stage. vice president joe biden will rally in florida around 9:00 this morning. meanwhile, republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is in new hampshire. this is not a live picture, but him at the event from this morning. despite the small size, new hampshire has become a key battle ground state. ryan was there just last week. the latest polls show the president ahead of mitt romney in nine battle ground states. mr. obama's biggest leads are in ohio, new hampshire, and iowa. of course, this could change in the weeks to come. the tightest races at this point are nevada and north carolina. the national average of those polled has president obama with a 49.5%, the potential vote 44% for romney. >>>in this weekend's presidential address president obama is calling on congress to help homeowners. >> last week mortgage rates were at historic lows. but instead of helping more and more hard working families take advantage of those rates. congress was away on break. instead of worrying about you they had alre
romney and his campaign even more critical. in eye way, early voting started yesterday and the turnout is breaking records, well over double four years ago. with an nbc poll reporting president barack obama leads romney in all key swing states, experts say it could hurt the gop. >> all totalled in these nine battleground states and we're going to see, look, romney needs a shift of a whole discussion and reframing of the campaign. >> romney says he's looking forward to the event and hopes for one liners and gotcha statements. >>> a ban of carrying rifles and shotguns, the new law makes it a misdemeanor to display an unloaded firearm outside of a vehicle. there are exemptions for hunters and rural areas. this was introduced after unloaded guns in protests and rallies over previous good laws. the ban sparked lengthy debates with the bill attempting to infringe on second amendment rights. >>> are you ready for football in los angeles? it's been 17 years since the raiders left l.a. to return to the bay area. here comes another attempt to get an nfl franchise in l.a. the city council in los
weapon. >> mitt romney continues to take aim at the statements and said the developments in the middle east are bumps in the road. bumps in the road? there is an ambassador assassinated and iran is that much closer to having the capacity to build a nuclear weapon? >> romney said he'd back a strike against the facilities but believes an attack on iran would have consequence autos they'd likely launch a manhattan-style increase on nuclear weapon autos we'll hear from mitt romney. and he and the president battle over another middle east policy. in the newsroom, abc 7 news. >> we'll see you at 6:00. >> and in eastern san diego county firefighters making progress on a wildfire. fast moving flames have kept crews on their toes three days now. at this moment, it stands 55%. the fire destroyed or damaged 30 homes and there are families now returning home to find they've lost everything. >> this is heart breaking you know? heart breaking. >> we don't have nothing to come back to. >> officials say two dozen homes are still in the path of the wildfire, firefighters recovered the body of an 82-yea
, mitt romney, speak at the clinton global initiative annual meeting also today. in nearly back-to-back speeches. hot topics for both, the u.s. response to anti-american protests across the muslim world. and we'll have more on this coming up. >>> now let's head to wall street and cnbc's courtney reagan is at the new york stock exchange. tell us more about the global bacon shortage on the way. al is very concerned this morning. he can't function. >> as are a number of others. this could be true, if you're a bacon lover, you better start hoarding it now. according to britain's national pig association, a worldwide shortage of pork and bacon next year is unavoidable. it's a result of the drought that hit much of the country this year. which damaged the crops used to feed the pigs. so the group predicts that the number of slaughtered pigs could fall by 10% in the second half of next year, and that could cause prices to double in some areas. natalie, back to you. >> stocking up now. courtney reagan, thanks. >>> what better way to show a little school spirit than to boogie down. the o
or break for mitt romney? the political dream team, brokaw, gregory, todd here to weigh in. >> thirst, remember the guinness world attempt for the most pullups in 24 hours. there has been a significant development overnight. we will talk to david coming up. >>> we want to begin with the deadly shooting at a business in minneapolis. kevin tibbles is there. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, witnesses say the alleged 36-year-old gunman may have lost his job here at the accent sign company sometime yesterday morning. he then turned a quiet afternoon tragic, opening fire on fellow employees. by the time he was done, five people were dead, including the shooter who turned the gun on himself. police say a man opened fire inside a small sign company late thursday afternoon. a woman living near the business says one worker took shelter in her home for about 30 minutes. >> he came running up the side of the garage in the front, asked my husband if he could use a phone, said he was running from the shooter. he watched his boss get shot and his best friend and two other people. it is tr
's move to politics now. >>> president obama and mitt romney are fine-tuning their message to voters with the first presidential debate just one week away. chuck todd is nbc's political director, chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. no swing state has been harder for mitt romney to gain traction in than ohio. it's why he has this bus trip this week. he is trying to get it back into play. the president is heading there today to try to put the state away. it's why they're both there this morning. >> it is time to get the real refs, and it reminds me of president obama and the economy. if you can't get it right, it's time to get out. >> reporter: the republican ticket is hoping their bus tour will make up lost ground in ohio as polls hoe mitt romney trailing president obama in this pivotal swing state. in dayton tuesday romney hammered mr. obama on tacks. >> i admit this one thing he did not do in his first four years, he has said he is going to do in the next four years which is to raise taxes, and is there anybody that
politics. president obama and mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia today as romney looks to repair the damage from that 47% comment that was recorded at a fundraiser. peter alexander is with the romney camp in springfield this morning. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. when it comes to the battlegrounds, there are three, florida, ohio, and virginia, both mitt romney and the president held dueling events in ohio on wednesday. today, they are both here in virginia. another state where romney is trailing in the polls. >> reporter: campaigning in ohio wednesday, both president obama and mitt romney were keenly aware of the buckeye state's place in history. no republican has won the white house without it. romney went out of his way to show his compassionate side greeting world war ii veterans and courting working class families. >> these are tough times even for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. i care about the people of america. >> reporter: it's a delivered effort, analysts say, with a tv ad designed to sh
. reporting from washington, d.c., allison burns, k tv u. >>> mitt romney sharing a stage with former president bill clinton. >> if there is one thing we have learned in this election season, by the way, is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man lot of good. >> mitt romney telling the joke this morning. he made that speech before the clinton global initiative in new york. he said his administration if elected would require a country to get development noun allow u.s. investment and also remove trade barriers. >>> also, president obama is depending a decision to tape an interview on the tv show the view instead of meeting with world leaders before his speech at the united nations. one spokesman said p the president met with one leader he would have to meet with all of they will. the aids often said the president often speaks with other heads of state by phone. >>> there is a new controversial move by more than a dozen schools in new york city. the education department has announced they are making the morning after pill available to high school students. the department says gi
romney are wrapping up some final campaigning in their doing last-minute debate preparation before they face off in denver from reporters are weighing in on who is better prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way i think it could argue that mid has had a lot more recent experience. obviously also depends on was moderating. newt gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater he beat all of republicans said they think he's a terrific debater. >> is a game on both sides know you better, know your better. so the way it goes to lower the expectations going into the big debate which is the first debate on wednesday and as we look at the polling numbers off before the debate this is the latest from we it real clear politics and their number shows president obama with a four point lead over romney at this point. so get ready for the debate in you could watch it right here of the highlights on kron 4 and we're also will bring the entire debate on our, has won 93 channel and digita one south 4.2. >> voter registration from in florida. the state's republic
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-american violence that he called a bump in the road. mitt romney argued it's no bump but a crisis that could have been managed better. nbc steve handelsman has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president obama headed to new york with critics asailing his priorities. he'll make another candidate appearance instead of meeting one on one with world leaders. no meetings scheduled with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who angered democrats by publicly demanding a tougher obama stance on iran. on "60 minutes," the president seemed to dismiss netanyahu has noise. >> any pressure that i feel is simply to do what's right for the american people. and i am going to block out any noise that's out there. >> reporter: the white house claimed what the president meant was -- >> his objective is to take every step possible to enhance his real security. >> reporter: mr. obama had downplayed anti-american rioting. >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> reporter: but after benghazi, the u.s. ambassador to libya assassinated, three mo
. >>catherine: president obama and mitt romney go head-to-head in a state that neither can afford to lose. if the bolt are campaigning in ohio. the most recent polls are according to a growing need for the president not only in ohio but florida, and pennsylvania and we will say that romney was hurt by the recent fuss over secretly recorded comments in which he seemingly dismissed americans that do not pay income tax. the president is still using that as ammunition. >>president obama: as i travel around ohio and looked out on the schrod i do not see victims, i see hard-working people from ohio. that is what i see. >> there are so many in the country hurting right now, i want to help them and i know what it takes to get an economy going again. >>catherine: romney is playing catch-up. he is trying hard to connect with voters. he has released a new ad in which he looked directly at the camera and makes an appeal aimed at middle-class voters. many americans may not like the president's health-care overhaul but it does not mean they think is going the way. a new poll says if seven out of 10
. -- we have republican presidential candidate mitt romney reaction to new polls showing president obama pulling ahead in swing states. >>> does apple have another glitch? problem some own >>> welcome back. 60s along the coast more sunshine than yesterday, 70s bay sunshine an hour earlier 80s inland to 90s in the east bay valleys, last three hours of doppler you can see it is dry up and down across the state with low to mid 90s around chico and sacramento, 69 big sur tahoe isolated thunderstorm possible today and tomorrow dry near 80 into the weekend thunderstorm around yosemite possible today and tomorrow temperatures will be in the 90s as we head towards saturday and sunday. down south southern california 80s and 90s in los angeles and san diego over the weekend. time for us to talk about some money. you can win, abc7 is about to make someone $49,000 richer, go to facebook.com/abc7news and like us we'll announce the winner october 18th after the 49ers take on the seahawks. if you already liked us you still have a chance go to our facebook page and click that $49,000 button that will ta
-- ♪ ♪ >> less than one week until the first debate between president obama and mitt romney and both will be spending the weekend getting ready. the president will be in nevada this weekend for his preparation. romney campaign trying to lower expectations, released a memo yesterday, calling the president one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. romney's team goes on to add the debates will not decide the election in iowa early voting already underway. this is yesterday in iowa city, 32 other state as will you early voting, including california in 2008, 30% of all votes were cast before election day either by mail or in person. that percentage is expected to be higher this year. >>> congressman todd akin is running for senate in missouri his opponent is incumbent claire mccaskill the two recently debated after he told a newspaper mccaskill was aggressive towards him he said she was more ladylike in her 2006 election than this time around. several democrats are calling the comments demeaning to women. >>> apple's ceo tim cook apologizes for problems with the
romney are preparing for wednesday's presidential debate. president barack obama talked about it at a rally in las vegas. >> i want to have a serious discussing about what we need to do to keep the country growing and restore security for hard working americans. was that people will be listening for and that's teeth bait you deserve. >> president barack obama will remain in nevada to prepare. chris chris trust -- chris christy said the president will do extraordinarily well. >> this whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> one week from today, president barack obama will return to the bay area to raise some cash. the dinner will be followed by a concert and concert tickets start at $100 and go to $7,500 which give you premium seats and a photo opportunity. musical guests have not yet been announced. how is traffic so far, sal? >> it looks good, as a matter of fact we are doing well, no major problems and let's go out and take a look at that interstate 880, traffic looks nice with no major problems. also the commute looks good, it is a nice looking drive
. >>> romney and obama trying to l lower expectations ahead of the first presidential debate. >> he's a debater. i'm just okay. >> but romney backer chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night the first night of this campaign. >> will this be a game-changer in the election? >>> and "i'm not perfect." arnold schwarzenegger about his failed marriage, his affairs and the child he fathered with his house keeper. >> i inflicted pain on maria and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> he prepares to release his tell-all memoir today, monday, october 1st, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan overnight. >> they were targeting a military patrol in a crowded market. as we said, at least 14 people were killed, 3 americans among the dead. dozens were wounded. this comes one day after the u.s.
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